8 Treasures in Surrey, BC

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1. Drop-In Family Ice Skating Ice skating has been a classic Canadian pastime for as long as anyone can remember, whether it be Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall. With several locations in North Surrey, Newton Exchange, Cloverdale and South Surrey, drop-in family ice-skating is a fantastic way to co...

Mainstreet Team Member Profile: Karen Engel

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Position at MEQ: Executive Assistant Grew up in: Red Deer Education/certifications: Bachelor of Management – International Relations Causes I support: Humane Society, Calgary Reads, Calgary Foodbank Favourite foods: Spaghetti, Chocolate Ice Cream Hobbies: Travel, photography, fi...

Surrey, BC: City of Parks

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The City of Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia, with over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space gives it the moniker, City of Parks. There are over 200 parks within the city. We are very lucky to live here, as every resident has a park within walking distance. This means tha...

Baby, it’s cold outside!

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When I moved to Alberta few years ago, I didn't expect to have much trouble adapting to my new home. Having grown up in India, I knew there would be considerable differences, but I was confidant that with the a common language and some similarities in culture I would be able to adapt and one day ...

Apartment Roommates: An Integral Part of Student Life

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The word roommate is a familiar term for students and young working professionals. For some this might send shivers down their spines having had some bad experiences and for some this might possibly be the best time of their lives. No matter what kind of experience you might have had, it always ...

Time to be thankful: A Christmas Story

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I am thankful that my mother is visiting my family for the first time to Canada and last week she decided she wanted to go to church. I must confess I haven’t been to church in ages so it was kind of hard for me to swallow. At first I made arrangements for a family friend to come pick her up and t...

5 Fabulous Eateries in Central Edmonton

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Everyone has days where they get home from work and just don't want to cook. Thankfully, if you're living with us at Mainstreet, our buildings are considered to be in prime locations for a multitude of reasons, including a large number of excellent restaurants located near our buildings. Tres Car...

5 reasons to be bullish on Calgary and Edmonton

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The Resilience of Alberta's Urban Centres Uncertainty is at an all-time high in Alberta. It seems as though there are countless factors contributing to a perfect storm that is decelerating the economy and raising questions about the future of the province (low oil prices, NDP Provincial Governmen...

Mainstreet: Working to end homelessness in Calgary

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Having worked for The Mustard Seed for a year I do understand and appreciate the essential services they provide within our city. I’m glad that Mainstreet, as a landlord, works with all of the various organizations that exist to assist our neighbours in their times of need, in the many different c...

Take control of your money and long-term financial freedom

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Can’t remember if you paid your rent or utility bill on time?, if so, then it means your money controls you. However, when you have a reasonable personal budget that guides you to keeping bills paid on time and reducing debts, you control your money. Letting money control you can make your life...